One of the most Godless movies ever. I've no real idea what it all meant in the end, but I felt as if Anna and Mark were a failed ideal, a sort of terrible Adam and Eve. So, Anna gives birth to a second attempt, but the silhouette of Mark's doppelgänger behind Helen - Anna's doppelgänger - is so terrifying it hints at a kind of cynicism, that this never-ending cycle will only produce failures. Tying it all up in…
Made me think of the way Netflix churns out bargain bin documentaries every other day without a cinematic bone in their body. This is such a film and it's so refreshing in an incredibly drab doc landscape. It's not a lecture, it's not a podcast with pictures, not a narrated Wikipedia page. It's biography, historical document, activism, it's personal-is-political. It lets the life of one trailblazing artist tell the story of the world we live in.
Boy meets girl. Boy bullies girl. Boy matures and tries to set things right.
I really hated Ishida. You're supposed to, obviously. He bullies Nishimiya for no reason other than her deafness. He would have bullied her regardless, just because she was new to the class. He is the ringleader and the enabler for his friends to bully her too.
Cut to years later and something has changed. He's distanced himself from who he used to be. Ostracised by his…